Yara Calcaño


Doyle, Restrepo, Harvin & Robbins, L.L.P.

440 Louisiana Suite 2300

Houston, Texas 77002

Phone: 713-228-5100

Fax: 713-228-6138



Yara moved to Texas from New York, where she practiced foreclosure prevention and housing rights at a not-for profit organization her first two years out of law school. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2013 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology, focusing on Human Rights and Latin American Studies, and minored in Psychology. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors for undergraduate research on law and water rights in Bolivia.

After college, Yara worked at The Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City where she was inspired to pursue her law degree. Yara graduated from American University Washington College of Law in May 2021 and passed the New York Bar exam that summer.

In law school, Yara jump-started her legal career as a student attorney in the Disability Rights Law Clinic, providing legal services to D.C. residents. She is most proud to have won the release of a D.C. resident who was halfway through a two-decade sentence in federal prison, reuniting him with his young son, and his loving mother and wife and a securing second chance in his life.

In law school, Yara played an active role in various student-run organizations, including as editor for the acclaimed Human Rights Brief, and Communications Director for the If/When/How chapter, bringing national attention through social media to that organization’s advocacy.

Yara is a first-generation college and law school graduate. She is a native Spanish speaker, as her family immigrated to New Jersey from Dominican Republic. She is learning Russian on Duolingo, and in her spare time she enjoys traveling, salsa dancing, and hiking.


  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ – cum laude, B.A. in Anthropology, Minors in Latin American Studies and Psychology, 2013
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • High Honors in Undergraduate Research
  • American University Washington College of Law – J.D., 2021
    • Disability Rights Law Clinic, Student Attorney
    • Human Rights Brief editor


  • New York, 2022
  • SDNY, 2022
  • EDNY, 2022


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440 Louisiana Suite 2300, Houston, Texas 77002

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